Training and Professional Development

The University is dedicated to supporting personal, professional and career development of its staff and postgraduate researchers. Professional development opportunities are provided by a number of different Professional Services who provide workshops, courses, online and bespoke training for all staff (academic, technical, professional services, manual and support) and postgraduate researchers. Courses and workshops can be viewed and booked via the online course booking system. Our suite of professional development opportunities has been designed from consultation exercises, participant feedback, senior management, advisory and steering groups and national policies, concordats and benchmarking. 

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Book a Course

View the full range of courses available to you throughout the year

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Terms and Conditions

View the terms and conditions for booking, attending and cancelling courses

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Find out more about the teams that provide professional development opportunities

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Teaching and Learning


Find out more about how you can enhance your teaching practice

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Accredited Programmes

Find out about the professionally accredited programmes available across the University

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Personal and Team Development

Professional development support for you and your team

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Researcher Development

Development opportunities for postgraduate research students, research-only and academic staff

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Public Engagement with Research

Support for staff and students wishing to connect their research to the public

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Human Resources Policy and Procedures

Support for staff and managers in recruitment & selection, probation, training, holidays, benefits, and much more.

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IT Skills

MS Office 2013, SharePoint 365, Skype for Business, Photoshop Elements, and more…

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Library and Information Skills

Support for the effective use of information resources for research and teaching

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Support for course delivery and elearning activities


Business Improvement

Professional development opportunities to learn about process improvement and Lean in Higher Education.